Is there a way to check the potency of my herbs?
Question by Kemi: Is there a way to check the potency of my herbs?
I know herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA so you dont know how much of the real stuff you are getting but is there any way to find out what the actual potency is of a supplement from a certain manufacturer? Or any experiments to determine this?
Answer by aspirit
The instrument you use to check the potency is your body. Plants are the source for herbs. Each plant grows in soil and depends on the nutrients of the soil to be healthy. A healthy plant will give you the maximum potency. A sick plant won’t be much help. You will have to do some research with the companies that you buy your herbs from. See if they buy the plants from a source out of the country. See if they grow their own plants. The best way to get full potency is to grow your own plants and harvest them. For this you will need to understand soil, climate, water, and seasons for that plant. Then you will need to learn which parts of the plant to harvest and how to dry it. Being an herbalist isn’t easy, but your will get much better results once you learn.
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